Repair Techniques & Business Explored
EV collision repairs may cost more than ICE repairs, according to new and early repair data analysis results.
Visit CRA’s industry news blog page for more relevant articles.
According to Forbes, which cites data from CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc., a recent CCC study showed that the average EV model cost $4,041 to repair. This is based on insurance claims regarding non-luxury brand vehicles that were still drivable with front-end damage.
The average cost for similar claims on mid-size luxury SUV EVs was $8,037.
To put these numbers in perspective, the non-luxury average is 27 percent higher than similar non-EV vehicles. The mid-size luxury average is 53 percent higher than a comparable non-EV repair.
Susanna Gotsch, director and Industry Analyst with CCC, told Forbes that this data is new and therefore is subject to further development.
Some factors that add to high repair costs, according to CCC, can include: the expensive of replacing ADAS features, a lengthier repair process due to the learning curve of new EV tools and features, the heft of EV battery packs causing a greater collision force, and a lengthier spray-painting process for EV due to having to remove the battery pack before painting can occur.
Article Credit to ADAPT Automotive.
What is your view, do you think that electric vehicle repair costs will eventually match or even be lower than ICE vehicles once the market has matured? Let us know in the comments below. Also, if you found our content informative, do like it and share it with your friends.
Click HERE to join the CRA Industry Newsletter, it’s FREE
CRA is the innovative and trusted source for motoring information and the latest news to help entrepreneurs, business owners, managers and people working in the motor industry to stay informed and change their world. Get the advice your need to start, glow, and lead your business today. Get unlimited access to all articles.